Hair inspiration for above: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in the world of bizarre hair trends, a new portfolio of colorful coifs by hair colorist Ursula Goff captured our attention. Lately, hair has become an increasingly popular medium for all sorts of artistic interpretations and that's exactly what Goff does with hair. Goff 's passion for both hair and art history, led her to combine these two for some rather impressive results. We always knew the rainbow-hair process required a certain level of skill, but Goff 's work is in fact an art form.
The Kansas-based hairstylist and artist creates abstract hair masterpieces inspired by famous paintings from Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol and others on her clients’ strands and has been posting them on Instagram, with each image next to the piece that inspired her color choices. In addition to the photos, she gives art history lessons too.
Goff says she's had a passion for art since she was just five years old, starting as a sketcher and expanding into painting by working with acrylics, tempera, and especially water colors. "I tend to color hair much the same way I color a canvas, using the same sorts of color application techniques and identical color theory. So in honor of my art background being so useful, I thought I'd do a Fine Art series, similar in concept to the Starry Night/hair presentation I recently did."
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